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Insch Capital Management partners with Valbury Capital

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Opalesque Industry Update - Insch Capital Management, the Lugano-based alternative investment manager, has announced a commercial joint venture with Valbury Capital, the London-based FCA regulated broker. From 1st September, the new, non-exclusive partnership will extend the potential distribution of the restructured Insch Insight Ltd. gold fund (Goldilocks) to Valbury’s substantial client base in the UK, continental Europe and Asia.

The JV move comes as Goldilocks, now powered by Insch’s new Kintore strategy, gained 11.495% in its first month of trading, July 2015, as the spot gold price declined by 6.53% in the same period.

Over its first 5½ year fixed-term Insch Goldilocks, launched in December 2009, substantially outperformed all major international gold funds. A significant component of this success was the Goldilocks structure which effectively locked-in earlier rises in the gold price thus defending investors against recent falls.

The new Kintore strategy trades gold as a currency against US dollar, Australian dollar, Japanese Yen, Swiss franc, Euro and British pound. While this approach is not new, Kintore benefits from using the successful time-proven matrix methodology that powers Insch’s long-established currency programme, Kintillo, which incorporates total bi- directionality, transparency and liquidity.

Insch Kintore is entirely systematic. Price is the dominant input upon which a number of propriety algorithms determine directional trades. As always, the key to success lies not in getting market direction right but in the risk management of each position and of the total portfolio. Discipline is key. The maximum gearing employed by Insch Kintore is X2.

“We have developed and launched that rare entity, a ‘true’ hedge fund, one which, as July’s performance shows, is as effective in a falling gold market as it will be when the price recovers,” said Christopher Cruden, CEO of Insch Capital Management. “Investors continue to want gold in their portfolios, but a simple buy and hold strategy contrasts with a market in which declining prices have been a feature for some three years,” said Mark Hanney, CEO of Valbury Capital.

Minimum investment in Goldilocks, which also incorporates elements of the Insch Kintillo currency programme, is $100,000. The Insch Kintore strategy is also available as a managed account with a minimum investment of $250,000.

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